Canopy ( I.D. The Body's Still Warm, 2018)
A total of 42 artists were invited to participate in a housewarming-cum-art-exhibition at 42, Cambridge Road.
The challenge was for each artist to negotiate spaces within the confines of a 4-room government flat (HDB) to show their works.
Canopy is a 48 x 36 " mixed media painting (comprising paper, ink,acrylic paint, graphite and charcoal) that was wrapped in plastic. This encasement was presented in 3 iterations for the duration of the show.
My work talks about transitional spaces through the act of moving/relocation. Hence, it explores the process of covering. There are often several layers in my painting - with the first layer providing a base/skeleton, and the following layers to depict a certain period of time, locale and mood. The plastic sheet is used as a final covering because - one never knows when it’s time to make another transition in life.